Thousands of Polish people working in Britain are expected to take part in the first ever migrant workers strike in this country later this month. The protest, proposed for Thursday 20th August, is the outcome of talks on Polish Internet forums by people irate at immigrants being held responsible for Britain’s financial difficulties.
The unofficial strike, which does not require any trade unions, is being backed by the Polish Express newspaper which has produced a Facebook group to promote the gathering. A red T-shirt has been made for the remonstration which states: “Enough! Stop blaming us. ”
The proposal of a strike came from one of their readers, and it’s just a way to show people in the United Kingdom that immigrants are a significant part of Britain. They want to pinpoint that they’re here, and that they want to feel appreciated.
At more than 680,000 people, the Polish populace is part of the largest in Britain. About half a million Polish employees are depended upon in area’s such as construction, healthcare and catering.
Ultimatums to strike come in the middle of a government crackdown in opposition to unlawful immigrants, induced by recurrent endeavours by migrants seeking to cross the English Channel from Calais in recent weeks.
However, judgement is split over the proposed remonstration. This is not the sort of thing they would be willing to reinforce, for the simple rationale it might be more harmful to individuals with consequences from employers, than any benefit that could be obtained.
The concept of a one day strike can be filled with problems. The lowest obligatory conditions for a legal strike movement, comprising the existence of a trade debate, would not be present, so any employees considered to be striking would not have the safety that is extended to employees taking legitimate strike action.
Yesterday saw the take off of a remonstration of a more favourable kind. Using the Twitter hashtag #Polishblood, organisers want Polish migrants to give blood on the 20th August, rather than not turning up for work. Hundreds of people have already promised to donate blood since the campaign was launched on Facebook and Twitter yesterday.
Everyone will find something for themselves in this remonstration, if someone senses they’re being discriminated against, they will be able to display the most favourable thing that somebody can do, a really humble thing of just giving blood. It’s an entirely good thing to encourage the British/Polish relationship.
Far from being a drain on the country, migrants in fact make Britain a more flourishing place, as stated by a major account by researchers at University College London last year. It established that immigrants from the European Union who came to Britain in the space separating 2000 and 2011, paid out £20 billion more in taxes than they were given in benefits.
Britain’s financial resources could come to a halt if hundreds of thousands of Polish employee’s went on strike, and many Polish people are worried that their ethnic origin has been assessed, and they’re now the fall-boy in the immigration dispute.
However, now is not the right time for such endeavours. Lately relationships have tremendously improved, and they have not observed any outstanding assaults on the Polish from the mainstream press or politicians.
The call for Polish employees to give their blood, rather than a strike, has cross party support, and while striking is of the last resort, they completely support alternative community ingenuity, such blood donations.
The blood giving initiative is extraordinary, and they should be doing more to merge migrants better with the communities, to also motive favourable relations, and work with each other for common objectives.
Giving blood is one illustration of how people can high point their supportive donation to the United Kingdom in a useful and favourable way.
There are more than six million foreign born employees in Britain, accounting for one in seven of all in work. They make up more than a third of employees that are in the food and clothing assembly, and more than a quarter of warehouse employees.
There are 31 percent of cleaners and people employed in food preparation and hospitality, extending from butchers to cooks, and bar managers that are migrant workers. And about 30 percent of NHS doctors, and 40 percent of nurses, are from overseas.
One in five of careers is overseas workers, and tens of thousands of migrants work as fruit and vegetable pickers. And more than one in three of all overseas born workers live in London.
It doesn’t really matter where they all reside, what matters is that they will do the work that us Brits won’t because most foreign born workers will take less money for what they do, and eventually most will go back to their country, because the money they earn here is worth a hell of a lot more where they come from, so when they take their stash of money back home, they’re loaded.
Nearly all overseas born workers will take less money for more hours. Whereas, British born people will not work for less money, and will certainly not work additional hours. Us British are not that foolish – Not that foreign born workers are stupid, in fact their very smart cookies as a matter of fact, that’s why nearly all of them are not sitting on their arses in front of the TV doing the couch potato dance, however, then they have an incentive, and our government gives us nothing.
It’s not that they have a fondness for money, but they know that the money that they are being paid will be more valuable in their own country to sustain their families, and that’s all the motivation that they need.
We clearly wish to provide for our families, but refuse to do it for next to nothing, and that’s the difference between us and them.
In the United Kingdom people consider that they warrant to be treated with reverence, and we lay claim to that. The problem is, our government doesn’t see eye to eye on this, and has absolutely no respect for its workers.